marital property
marital property see property

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

marital property
n.
Property acquired by either spouse during a marriage, which is subject to equitable division if the parties divorce unless they made a marital agreement that allocated it; also called marital estate.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


marital property
Property that is considered under state law to be owned by both spouses. In community property states, all income earned and property acquired during marriage is marital (community) property. In other states, whether property is considered marital property depends on how it is titled and sometimes, other factors. Most states exclude inheritances from marital property.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


marital property
n. All property acquired during marriage, regardless of how titled, that will be divided between the spouses in the event of a divorce.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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